COMMANDER OF 173RD AIRBORNE BRIGADE
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If ever an officer was headed for flag rank, it was him. COL James H. Johnson III is the son of a general. Daddy was boss of the 82nd Airborne division back in the 1980's. The 47 year-old West Point graduate (Class of 1986) became commanding officer of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in late 2008. The colonel had just gotten back from Afghanistan, where he led his troops in a year-long deployment. All he had to do to wear a star was run out the clock. Now, he never will.
TYRANNICAL COMMANDER RAN ROUGHSHOD OVER TROOPS
To say Johnson was rough on his officers and men is an understatement. He treated them like dumb cattle, screaming like a madman, dressing down ranking officers in front of enlisted troops, and generally acting like he already had stars on his shoulders.
ON PAPER, JOHNSON SEEMED A SURE BET FOR "STARS"
Besides his U.S. Military Academy sheepskin, the colonel could boast of diplomas from the Naval War College, and masters degrees in military arts and science, and national strategy and security policy. A keen suck-up, Johnson knew which butts to kiss and what politics to play, but in the end, nothing - not even being a general's son - could save him.
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